How to Reorder Pages in a PDF

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How to rearrange PDF pages:

  1. Open a PDF in Movavi PDF Editor.
  2. In the top toolbar, click Manage Pages.
  3. Reorder PDF pages — dragg and dropp them into place.
  4. Delete the pages you don't need.
  5. Save the edits.

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How to rearrange pages in a PDF with Movavi PDF Editor

How to Organize PDF Pages

There are many cases when you may need to organize pages in a PDF – for example, you may have to rearrange pages in a PDF report, delete unnecessary blank pages caused by page breaks, or rotate a page that was scanned with the wrong orientation.

Movavi PDF Editor is a handy and affordable tool for manipulating pages in a PDF. You can use the program to reorder, renumber, or delete pages in your PDF documents. It is also available as a feature-limited web-based version called PDFChef.

How to Rearrange Pages in a PDF with Movavi PDF Editor

  • Step 1. Installing Movavi PDF Editor

    Download the Movavi PDF Editor installation manager by clicking the Download button. Run the installation manager from the Downloads folder and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

  • Step 2. Opening a PDF

    Run the program, click the Open File button, and choose the file you want to edit from the displayed list.

  • Step 3. Changing the Order of Pages

    The easiest way to do this is to use the Manage Pages mode. In this mode, you can move and reorder pages by simply dragging and dropping them into place.

    Move and reorder PDF pages in the "Manage Pages" mode
  • Step 4. Renumbering the Pages

    If the document is paginated, you may also need to renumber the pages after reordering them. To do this, go back to the main program window and hit the Edit button to start the process of renumbering the pages. You can change page numbers one by one by left-clicking on them and entering the new numbers.

    You also can delete extra pages (if there are any). To do this, just select the page range using the mouse and the Ctrl or Shift keys and click Delete.

  • Step 5. Saving the Edits

    To save the rearranged PDF as a new document on your computer, click File on the menu bar and select Save As. If you want to save the edits back into the source file, click File on the menu bar and select the Save option.

How to Rearrange PDF Pages Online

For those who prefer working online, we suggest PDFChef. This online tool also supports rearranging pages in PDF documents. However, note that the program does not support sorting PDF pages, so you can only upload and move pages within a document.

  • Step 1. Opening the Website

    If you need to rearrange PDF pages online, go to the service website via the link below.

    PDFChef>>

  • Step 2. Uploading Your PDF

    Upload your file to the workspace using the Choose Files button, or just drag-and-drop it.

  • Step 3. Moving Pages

    If you need to move a single page in a PDF document, locate that page in the preview panel, right-click on it, and drag-and-drop it to its new location.

    You can also move multiple pages in one pass. If the pages are consecutive, press and hold the Shift key and select them by clicking on the first and last pages in the sequence. If the pages aren't consecutive, press and hold the Ctrl key (the Cmd key on Mac keyboards) and select the appropriate pages by clicking on each one. Then move all the selected pages by dragging and dropping them into place.

  • Step 4. Saving the Edited File

    To save your changes to the PDF file, click Save and Download at the bottom of the workspace.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to rearrange pages in a PDF online for free:

  1. Go to the online PDFChef app.
    PDFChef website
  2. Drag and drop your PDF file in the workspace.
  3. Move the pages around using drag and drop to change the order.
  4. Click Save and Download.

Open Movavi PDF Editor → Add your files → Select the pages you want to add → Copy and paste the pages → Save the result

Read the full guide on how to add pages to PDFs:
How to add pages to a PDF

  1. Install and run Movavi PDF Editor.
  2. Open your PDF and click Manage Pages in the toolbar.
  3. Select the pages you want to delete and click Delete.
  4. Save the file.

Read the full article on how to delete pages from PDFs:
How to delete pages from a PDF

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